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Multicultural Rally

Date: 3/24/2017
Location: CVCHS
Spirit Week Dress Up (see the details)

Date: 3/24/2017
Location: CVCHS
Girls JV & Varsity Lacrosse vs Miramonte

Date: 3/24/2017, 5:30 PM
Location: CVCHS
JV & V Boys Lacrosse @ Miramonte

Date: 3/24/2017, 5:30 PM
Location: Miramonte ER 2 PM
Track @ Oakland Relays

Date: 3/25/2017, 8 AM
Location: Chabot College
Junior Prom

Date: 3/25/2017, 7 PM 11 PM
Location: USS Hornet
Boys Tennis Bye

Date: 3/28/2017
Blood Drive

Date: 3/28/2017, 7 AM 4 PM
Location: Small Gym
Medical Academy @ Exploratorium

Date: 3/28/2017, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Concord BART
Freshman Baseball @ Heritage

Date: 3/28/2017, 4 PM
Location: Heritage High School (ER: 2:00 PM)

From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

“All of our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them”
~~Walt Disney  

Happy New Year 2017!

The new year has already gotten off to a “fast and furious” start!  January was a banner month for student academic and athletic recognitions here at Clayton Valley Charter High School.  I would like to highlight a few of those accomplishments as we celebrate our students. 

Last fall, 741 high schools throughout the country participated in the Graduate for Más Challenge. The Challenge, funded by the Taco Bell Foundation, is designed to motivate students to make an explicit commitment to their education and participate in digital activities aimed at helping young people reach their personal, educational and career goals.  Under the guidance of AVID teacher Sarah Lovick, CVCHS was recognized as a Round #1 Regional Winner receiving a $1,000 grant and will continue to compete for national honors in Round #2.

CVCHS also announced its 1st Semester Honor Roll acknowledging over 1,400 students including 578 who had a 4.0 GPA or higher.  On January 27, Honor Roll students were congratulated by Principal Patrick Gaffney during morning announcements and presented with an Honor Roll certificate and car sticker by classroom teachers.  The entire list of Honor Roll recipients is now on display outside of C Hall.

Each year, CVCHS boast numerous scholarship and academic award winners who are honored at our Senior Dessert Evening.  For the first time in our school’s history, one of our seniors has been awarded the distinguished California Charter School Association Scholarship.  I recently learned that Vanessa Wan is one of 5 high school graduates in the state who was presented with a $2,000 scholarship.  The scholarship is named in honor of Susan Steelman Bragato, the co-founder of the first charter school in California.

I am also excited to acknowledge 5 senior graduates who will be moving on to play college athletics.  CVCHS hosted a National Signing Day Ceremony for our student athletes and their families.   By celebrating this special event, we hope to encourage high school juniors – and those much younger – to start thinking about college and planning for their future.  Please join me in congratulating our fine student athletes:

·       Jalen McKenzie (University of Southern California - Football)

·       Bryce Brand (University of Maryland – Football)

·       Alexis Espitia (Sonoma State University – Soccer)

·       Bill Ralston (Saint Mary’s College – Baseball)

·       Nick Becker (Dominican University – Lacrosse)

And finally, CVCHS College & Career Center has announced that TCU, Colorado Mesa, Marysville of St. Louis and Arizona State will participate in our upcoming Regional Admissions Counselors of California College Fair on February 9.  Parents and students of all grades are welcome to attend our evening presentation – “Why Out-of-State College?” to help provide CVCHS students with greater college access by increasing their college options with out-of-state opportunities.   Students in Western states may enroll in participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level. College admissions counselors will also be on-hand to share other advantages including scholarships, graduation rate, smaller class size, and higher admission rates.  Please join us for this event to meet admissions counselors and learn about college opportunities. 

Great things are happening at CVCHS.  As Executive Director, I’m pleased to see the excitement of our soon-to-be-graduates as well as the inspiration of our younger grade students.  College and career readiness is flourishing at CVCHS and preparing all students to excel in the 21st Century.   Our graduates have been accepted to the finest universities and colleges in the United States as we have approximately 95% of our graduates go on to college.  We are so proud of each of them as they pursue their dreams.

This New Year 2017, I encourage you to be inspired by the words of motivational author, Sam Parker, from “Smile & Move – a reminder to happily serve” . . .




              WITH NO EXCUSES...SMILE & MOVE...“

In Your Service,

David Linzey
Executive Director




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Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.

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and ADA

School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!

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News and Announcements


Junior Prom is happening March 25th on the USS Hornet! Click the link above for all the details and links to the Parent Permission Form and Guest Pass!


Our student tutoring program is underway Monday - Thursday for 1 hour each day after school. A group of exceptional students have been selected to provide peer tutoring for this school year. Please click above for all the details and to sign up!


Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. In the beginning, Khan Academy offered videos mostly about mathematics. Khan Academy now offers courses about history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, cosmology, American civics, art history, economics, music, computer programming and computer science. There are more than 5,000 courses in all, for grades 6 - 12 as of 2015. Please click the link above for all the information.


Are you interested in driving to school this year but didn't get a parking spot? This year CVCHS is working with the City of Concord to provide overflow parking at Boatwright Fields! For all the information on where to go, how to register, etc. please click the link above. Happy parking!


Do great teachers inspire great students? They certainly do. And nowhere is this more evident than Clayton Valley Charter High School. Prior to the opening week of school, our staff participated in a special professional development program hearing from one of the nation’s leading experts in education, Dr. Bill Daggett. His system for Effective Instruction and Rigor/Relevance framework is the cornerstone of our 2011 charter conversion. To hear Dr. Daggett in action, click the link above.


Are you curious about the new literacy program at CVCHS? Achieve3000® believes that every student — mainstream, English language learners, special needs and gifted alike — can reach higher. That all students have the ability to improve their reading and writing. And that with this ability, they have the means to master the curriculum...to meet the standards set by Common Core...to be prepared for college and career.


Aceable, a teen drivers ed company, has released their ranking of the best high school mascots in California. From a long list of 4,495 institutions, mascots were ranked by originality, creativity and historical significance. Did your school make the cut, they asked?

Well, yes, as a matter of fact, we did. And we're number one! When it comes to academics, athletics, music, the arts, or even mascots, CVCHS stands out as a great school. We're Ugly and proud of it!

For all the details, click the link above. Go Uglies!

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